Monday, 14 May 2007

Jeannne's Patchwork Quilt - details

Upper picture shows a detail of the front of the patchwork; lower picture shows the reverse after the papers have been removed.

Jeanne's Patchwork Quilt

Jeanne brought this patchwork to show other Brown House Quilters when she first joined the class. She'd been working away at it, by hand and without any tuition, for ages. It's a classic example of English patchwork, worked over paper templates. When we saw it, everyone was impressed with the artistry she'd brought to the arrangement of the fabrics, so that the simple, basic Tumbling Blocks pattern was transformed into an exciting piece of textile art.

After getting so much positive feed-back from the class, Jean has been inspired to complete the project; she has chosen border fabic which complements the colour and design of the main field and intends to finish the quilt by the tying method.